Youth Aquatics


Swimming Pool Rules

Swim caps must be worn by all swimmers*
All participants must shower before entering the pool
Proper bathing attire is required
No running in the pool area
No splashing or diving
No food or drinks allowed
During lap swim, circle swimming only is permitted
No standing in lap swimming lanes
Pushing, kicking and other contact between swimmers is not allowed
Swimmers under 11 years must be accompanied by an adult
Infants must wear swim diapers; disposable diapers are not permitted
Street shoes are not permitted on the pool deck 

Swimming pool rules and etiquette serve to ensure your health, safety and enjoyment. Individuals who do not obey the pool rules will be asked to leave the facility.

*Everyone entering the pool must wear a swim cap. This rule applies to males & females of all ages who have hair, no matter how long.

 

Refund Policy
Due to high demand and limited spots for swim lessons, the JCC refund policy will be strictly enforced. Refunds, credits or make-up classes for unscheduled absences cannot be accommodated. For absences due to serious illness/injury (doctor’s note required) or absences known at least one week in advance, we will make every effort to schedule make-up classes. Placement in make-up classes is based on the schedule of comparable classes and their availability.

 

Fall 2014 Discounts
Sign up for session A and session B of group swim instruction and receive a 25% discount on the session B class. 
Click here to register online.

• Offer valid for fall 2014 classes only.
• Must be for the same child, cannot be split between siblings.
• In order for your child to master each level, both sessions A and B are recommended.

 

Swim Assessment for New Swimmers
For all children enrolling in a swim program for the first time, we strongly encourage you to bring your child for a free assessment. Our instructors will be able to advise you on the best class for your child based on his or her age and ability. Contact Aquatics Director, Daniel Servelli at 203.487.0990 or dservelli@stamfordjcc.org.

 

Introducing the NEW Swim School at the J!
Grades K – 5 
Where young children get a head start on swimming, gain comfort in the water and begin working on basic swimming skills while interacting with an instructor and other children in a fun and safe environment. The JCC is pleased to announce the launch this fall of our all-new swim school. Through our comprehensive curriculum children will learn skills, build knowledge, gain confidence and feel safe in and around water. Using a step-by-step approach to learning, students will build proficiency as they successfully progress through levels that teach the four essential strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Most importantly, the new curriculum is built in such a way that children will be excited to advance through each level. Every swimmer will receive a book in which he or she will be able to see specific skills needed to progress to the next level. Swimmers will also be awarded a new color of swim cap as they progress through each level. Each semester ends with a free swim competition. See class listings following all class descriptions. 

Click here to register online.

 

Level 1 – Angelfish (Exploration)
This course is designed for beginners, and to help your child feel comfortable in the water. Children will learn to put their faces in the water, float, kick and set the foundation for successful swimming.

Sundays, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Session A: Sept. 7 – Oct. 26
Member $160 / Community $224 
(8 sessions)

Session B: Nov. 2 – Dec. 21 
Member $160 / Community $224 
(8 sessions)

Sundays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Session A: Sept. 7 – Oct. 26
Member $160 / Community $224 
(8 sessions)

Session B: Nov. 2 – Dec. 21 
Member $160 / Community $224 
(8 sessions)

Mondays, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 8 – Oct. 27 (No class Oct. 13)
Member $140 / Community $196 
(7 sessions)

Session B: Nov. 3 – Dec. 15 
Member $140 / Community $196 
(7 sessions)

Wednesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 10 – Oct. 29 (No class Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 15)
Member $100 / Community $140 
(5 sessions)

Session B: Nov. 5 – Dec. 17 
Member $140 / Community $196 
(7 sessions)

 

Level 2 – Swordfish (Primary Skills)
Children should be able to float (front and back) and put their heads under water. Swimmers will work on floating, gliding, flutter kick, turning over from front-to-back and back-to-front, freestyle, backstroke, retrieving objects and jumping into water over their heads.

Sundays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Session A: Sept. 7 – Oct. 26
Member $160 / Community $224 
(8 sessions)

Session B: Nov. 2 – Dec. 21 
Member $160 / Community $224 
(8 sessions)

Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 7 – Oct. 26
Member $160 / Community $224 
(8 sessions)

Session B: Nov. 2 – Dec. 21 
Member $160 / Community $224 
(8 sessions)

Mondays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 8 – Oct. 27 (No class Oct. 13)
Member $140 / Community $196 
(7 sessions)

Session B: Nov. 3 – Dec. 15 
Member $140 / Community $196 
(7 sessions)

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 10 – Oct. 29 (No class Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 15)
Member $100 / Community $140 
(5 sessions)

Session B: Nov. 5 – Dec. 17 
Member $140 / Community $196 
(7 sessions)

 

Level 3 – Dolphin (Readiness)
Students should be able to swim freestyle and backstroke. We will work more on these strokes with a focus on gliding and proper technique. Elementary backstroke, retrieving objects, treading water and diving will be covered.

Sundays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Session A: Sept. 7 – Oct. 26
Member $160 / Community $224 
(8 sessions)

Session B: Nov. 2 – Dec. 21 
Member $160 / Community $224 
(8 sessions)

Mondays, 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 8 – Oct. 27 
(No class Oct. 13)
Member $140 / Community $196 
(7 sessions)

Session B: Nov. 3 – Dec. 15 
Member $140 / Community $196 
(7 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 10 – Oct. 29 (No class Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 15)
Member $100 / Community $140 
(5 sessions)

Session B: Nov. 5 – Dec. 17 
Member $140 / Community $196 
(7 sessions)

 

Level 4 – Barracuda (Stroke Development)
Students should be fairly proficient at freestyle, backstroke and elementary backstroke, and should be able to dive. Students will work on rotary breathing, scissor kick, sidestroke, whip kick and breaststroke kick, rotary kick treading water with modified scissor kick, freestyle backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and continue with diving skills.

Sundays, 12:30 – 1 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 7 – Oct. 26
Member $160 / Community $224 (8 sessions)

Session B: Nov. 2 – Dec. 21 
Member $160 / Community $224 (8 sessions)

Mondays, 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 8 – Oct. 27 
(No class Oct. 13)
Member $140 / Community $196 (7 sessions)

Session B: Nov. 3 – Dec. 15 
Member $140 / Community $196 (7 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 10 – Oct. 29 
(No class Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 15)
Member $100 / Community $140 (5 sessions)

Session B: Nov. 5 – Dec. 17 
Member $140 / Community $196 (7 sessions)

 

Youth Swim Clinics
5 – 16 years
Two days per week are strongly recommended. Prices listed for two days per week include a discount. The semester ends with a free swim competition. Click here to register online.

 

Readiness Clinic
5 – 6 years
This program is for children who are relatively good swimmers for their ages. Students will explore competitive swimming and be encouraged to build endurance and competence. When ready, they will advance into the Intramural Clinic. Twice a week recommended, but once a week can be accommodated.

2 Days
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Dec. 18 (No class Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Nov. 27)
Member $480 / Community $672
(24 sessions)

1 Day
Tuesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Dec. 16  (No class Nov. 4, Nov. 11)
Member $273 / Community $377
(13 sessions)

Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m. 
Sept. 11 – Dec. 18 (No class Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Nov. 27)
Member $231 / Community $319
(11 sessions)

 

Pre Swim Team
6 – 16 years
Learn competition-style swimming to become faster and more efficient in your strokes and turns. Testing is required for children new to the program. Students must be able to swim two lengths of the pool, freestyle and backstroke. Children who are enrolled two days a week may qualify for Sunday sessions at no extra charge. Twice a week recommended, but once a week can be accommodated.

2 Days
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m., 5:15 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Dec. 18 (No class Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Nov. 27)
Member $528 / Community $720 
(24 sessions)

1 Day
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m., 5:15 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Dec. 16  (No class Nov. 4, Nov. 11)
Member $299 / Community $403
(13 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m., 5:15 – 6 p.m. 
Sept. 11 – Dec. 18 (No class Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Nov. 27)
Member $253 / Community $341 
(11 sessions)

 

NEW! Stamford Stingrays Swim Team at the J!
The JCC of Stamford is excited to announce the launch of our first competitive swim team. Winter season runs from mid-September through mid-March. The JCC will compete in two leagues: Central Connecticut Winter Swim League and The New England JCC League. Swim meets are held on Sunday afternoons. Practices will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Children must try out for the team, and must have the following prerequisites:

•  Level 4 – Barracuda (stroke development)
• Pre Swim Team*

* The JCC’S Pre Swim Teamis a wonderful way to develop good swimmers into great swimmers before they join our competitive team. For more information please contact Daniel Servelli at dservelli@stamfordjcc.org or 203.487.0990.

 

Private & Small Group Swim Lessons
Private lessons, alone or coupled with our group classes, are a great way to accelerate learning. 
These lessons offer a comfortable setting, so those new to the water can excel. Through an initial skills test, we can assess your ability and plan lessons around your specific needs to help you achieve your personal best. Lessons are 30 minutes and are sold in packages of 10 lessons and 5 lessons. All prices are per person. For more information, contact Daniel Servelli at 203.487.0990.

Private Lessons (1 person)
5 lessons

Member $210 / Community $250
10 lessons
Member $380 / Community $460

Semi-Private Lessons (2 people)
5 lessons

Member $160 / Community $190
10 lessons
Member $290 / Community $340

Group Private (3 or more people)
5 lessons

Member $145 / Community $165
10 lessons
Member $260 / Community $300

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8th Annual Turkey Drive

Who: YOU! What: We are collecting frozen turkeys & all the trimmings! Gift cards & cash are welcome, too! There is a drop off basket at the JCC welcome desk Why: To donate to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. This year there is a